This week, my elder daughter cast off on her first knitting project (or rather, the first project she's ever done entirely by herself) and is almost done - she wants to do tassels around the edge and she still has to weave in the ends (both of which I have to show her how to do), and that's it. It was going to be a scarf for her little sister (generous child), but by the time she got to this point, she pooped out and wanted to finish:
Still, I'm very proud. It seems like she's planning to do a hat next.
She then asked if it was possible to have her own account on Ravelry so she could show off this project. So, I created one for her. She now keeps asking me if we can log on to her account - I don't know what on earth she wants to do there, but she's a wee bit obsessed with it nonetheless. Perhaps she just wants to gaze at the magnificence that is her first project. :)
Then on Wednesday morning, I taught her how to purl. She got it right away and has been practicing stocking stitch ever since. That prevening, I took her to the LYS because I needed to buy the yarn I'm going to use for the new pattern I'm working up. I didn't have to take her, but she wanted to come and I love hanging out with her, so I brought her along.
Turns out that this might have been a mistake. All she wanted me to do was buy her more yarn. ("Can I get this?...Can I get this?") This is quite the departure from her usual going-shopping behaviour, as she's really good about not asking for stuff that isn't on the shopping list. If I wasn't so darn proud of her for being knitting-focused, I would have been quite annoyed. :)
Her presence also hampered me from making an impulse purchase of my own. The shop has two skeins of this, which I'd never seen before:
That's Marks & Kattens "Fame Trend", which variegates in fairly long repeats, is verrry nicely priced, and I was this close to buying at least one skein for I-don't-know-what-maybe-a-shawl-but-I-just-gotta-have-it. Then I remembered that I needed to set a good example for my child and actually managed to put it back on the shelf.
My kid, the knitter...and yarn de-enabler. Wow. I'm so proud!